Nick Cannon to Join Young Leaders From Around the World for the 2024 Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa in Gaborone, Botswana

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Under30Africa–Internationally renowned for its ability to bring together the best and brightest young entrepreneurs and leaders, Forbes will host its third annual Under 30 Summit Africa from May 5-8, 2024 in Gaborone, Botswana. Nick Cannon, Multi-Hyphen Entertainer & Entrepreneur, will headline the event, which is set to focus on investment and entrepreneurship across the continent.

Africa holds one of the world’s greatest markets for growth, making it ripe for catalyzing entrepreneurial capitalism at-scale. Forbes’ Under 30 Summit Africa 2024 will not only provide attendees with an immersive cultural experience, but also shine light on the greatest business stories and biggest opportunities – as well as those who are forging new paths forward.

Forbes has confirmed an impressive and dynamic docket of speakers, all of whom bring unique backgrounds and experiences in the African – and global – entrepreneurial landscape. Conversations will focus on Africa’s economic transformation and biggest investment opportunities.

Featured discussions will spotlight how to drive funding through social inclusion and environmental sustainability with Mélanie Keita, Cofounder & CEO, Melanin Kapital and Christine Namara, Partner, Flat6labs Africa Seed Fund; insights on building culture through responsibility with Kennedy Ekezie, CEO of Kippa; utilizing technology to connect consumers and deploy innovative products across Africa with Mansoor Hamayun, Cofounder & CEO of Bboxx and Deepankar Rustagi, Founder & CEO of OmniRetail; and additional speakers including:

  • Judy Dlamini, M.B.Ch.B., Founder & Executive Chairman, Mbekani Group
  • Tia Adeola, Founder, Tia Adeola
  • Ben Amadasun, VP of Content for Middle East and Africa, Netflix
  • Chef Cola, Award-Winning Chef & Founder, African Vegan on a Budget
  • Hope Ditlhakanyane, Investment Principal, Founders Factory Africa
  • Ladi Delano, Cofounder and CEO at Moove Africa
  • Jonathan Shaw, Founder & CEO, Nuru

“Botswana is increasingly recognized worldwide as one of the best destinations for doing business in Africa,” said Kristin Stoller, Editor, Forbes Under 30. “With its wealth of resources to entrepreneurs, this is the ideal location to bring our Under 30 community together to network and ignite crucial conversations focused on advancing Africa’s growth and unlocking new ideas in business.”

The Summit agenda is colored with explorations around the city of Gaborone, providing participants with the unparalleled ability to take in the culture, music, cuisine and local staples of Botswana. Local performers and international stars will take the stage at Gaborone’s Main Mall to kick things off, bookended by one-of-a-kind excursions exploring the beauty of Botswana.

The Government of the Republic of Botswana Ministry of Entrepreneurship is the host country partner for this event.

To learn more about the 2024 Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa, click here. To join the conversation online, follow #Under30Africa.

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Andrew Chinambu

Andrew Chinambu is the Chief Storyteller at Efficacy News.